Severity scale:  
  (20/100)

Remove Osascript wants to control Safari (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware

Osascript wants to control Safari is a fake pop-up that tries to gain access to users' Macs for malicious activities

Osascript wants to control Safari

Osascript wants to control Safari is one of the fake alerts that started appearing after the release of Mojave Mac system version. These potentially dangerous pop-ups seek to gain access to Safari web browser and acquire all browsing and search data, and might as well read sensitive information like logins and passwords. The reason for these bogus pop-ups showing up is an adware[1] that is installed on the Mac computer. These potentially unwanted applications usually get installed together with freeware and shareware – this effective marketing technique is called software bundling. In order to stop Osascript wants to control Safari pop-ups, users need to eliminate the adware that is hidden inside the system.

Summary
Name Osascript wants to control Safari
Type Adware/PUP
Infiltration Software bundling
Main dangers Personal data exposure to unknown third-parties
Symptoms Pop-ups asking for permission to read data, redirects, ads, and other disturbances
Elimination Use our instructions below or employ effective security software
Optimization We recommend scanning your Mac with Reimage to revert the damage done to the macOS

Osascript wants to control Safari scam is one of many fake alerts (for example, Apple wants to make changes and MacPerformance) that affects macOS users exclusively. The system dialogue appears when one app is trying to gain control of another app via the osascript – a command that would allow running a script such as AppleScript[2] or JavaScript from the shell.

Therefore, granting permission for Osascript wants to control Safari virus might initiate devastating changes to your computer, and allow crooks to spy on your browsing sessions or even steal sensitive data, such as credentials or banking details. Those who press “Don't Allow” will be disappointed as the pop-up will come back again.

The best way to remove Osascript wants to control Safari notifications, is to get rid of adware app that is hidden within the system. You can either make use of security application which is capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs or follow our guide below. To make sure all the traces of the PUP are gone and the system works as intended, we suggest using PC repair software Reimage.

While you might not allow the access, Osascript wants to control Safari removal should still be performed immediately. Adware can not only corrupt your web browsing experience but by can also lead you to unsafe sites that can execute a malicious script, infecting your machine with malware in the process.

Also, Osascript wants to control Safari can spy on you without gaining permissions, simply because the adware can spy on all your web browsing activities in order to increase advertisement revenue.[3] The suspicious ads on Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera can lead you to phishing or tech support scam sites, where you can lose money for useless software.

Osascript wants to control Safari adware
Osascript wants to control Safari is a pop-up message that is initiated by adware installed on Mac computers

Bundled software can cause not only inconvenience: stay away from PUPs

The problem with adware is that its authors mostly do not care about user experience, and always try to trick them into spending money on something useless. When done right, marketing campaigns can benefit both parties, but, unfortunately, adware and other PUPs do not respect customers and only bring harm to them.

Therefore, avoiding adware is vital, and here's how you can achieve that:

  • Only download software for legitimate and trusted sources;
  • Do not attempt to install software that does not provide ToS or Privacy Policy;
  • Read reviews online before you install unknown program;
  • Do not rush through the installation steps;
  • When prompted, pick Advanced or Custom installation settings instead of Recommended/Quick ones;
  • Get rid of all preselected tick boxes before you finalize the process;
  • Use security software with real-time feature.

Stop Osascript wants to control Safari pop-ups by eliminating the adware hidden inside

To remove Osascript wants to control Safari or similar notifications, you can stop this activity by accessing Full Disk Access in Mojave. Here's how to do that:

  • Go to System Preferences and click on Security & Privacy
  • Find a Full Disk Access tab
  • Add my personal Applescript apps to the list

However, this will only stop the script from running. The full Osascript wants to control Safari removal is only possible when you eliminate the adware application. Please follow the instructions below to get rid of all suspicious entries and then reset each of the installed browsers. After the elimination, you can also check if any files were created by PUP in /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/Application Support folders and delete them as necessary.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

Offer
do it now!
Download
Reimage (remover) Happiness
Guarantee
Download
Reimage (remover) Happiness
Guarantee
Compatible with Microsoft Windows Supported versions Compatible with OS X Supported versions
What to do if failed?
If you failed to remove virus damage using Reimage, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Reimage is recommended to remove virus damage. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with SpyHunter 5.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.

To remove Osascript wants to control Safari, follow these steps:

Erase Osascript wants to control Safari from Mac OS X system

To remove Osascript wants to control Safari virus from Mac, follow these steps:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Osascript wants to control Safari or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Get rid of Osascript wants to control Safari from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Osascript wants to control Safari and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Osascript wants to control Safari removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Osascript wants to control Safari from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Osascript wants to control Safari should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Uninstall Osascript wants to control Safari from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Osascript wants to control Safari and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Osascript wants to control Safari removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Osascript wants to control Safari from Google Chrome

You should reset Google Chrome after the PUP elimination:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Osascript wants to control Safari and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Osascript wants to control Safari removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Remove Osascript wants to control Safari from Safari

To stop unwanted pop-ups in Safari, follow these instructions:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Osascript wants to control Safari or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Osascript wants to control Safari removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

About the author

Julie Splinters
Julie Splinters - Malware removal specialist

If this free removal guide helped you and you are satisfied with our service, please consider making a donation to keep this service alive. Even a smallest amount will be appreciated.

Contact Julie Splinters
About the company Esolutions

References


Your opinion regarding Osascript wants to control Safari